Rival Las Vegas Bids for .VEGAS Sees City v County

The bid to apply and then operate the .VEGAS Top Level Domain has pitted Clark County against the city of Las Vegas.

“Clark County commissioners agreed Tuesday to endorse Vegas.com’s bid” for the .VEGAS TLD reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which now sees the bidders pitted against Las Vegas, whose city council “voted to endorse rival bidder Dot Vegas Inc.”

According to the report “Commissioner Steve Sisolak led the push to support Vegas.com. He argued that the county has a right to profit from the Vegas name because it has the world-famous Strip, where most of the region’s gaming revenue is generated.”

“Vegas.com has offered to pay the county $1.50 for every address registered under .vegas or 10 percent of the yearly gross revenue. The city would get 75 cents per address or 10 percent of yearly proceeds from Dot Vegas.”

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